Believe it or not, The Necronomicon is one of the most influential books in the horror/sci-fi genre. Never seen it? There's a good reason. It doesn't exist. So how did it become so influential?
Everyone loves elves. And indeed they are a very beautiful creation of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination. But how much do we actually know about them?
This one line, included in "Dracula", immortalized Bürger's "Lenore" -- or perhaps "immortalized" is not the right word: "Lenore" and its author are as undead as the vampire himself!
I think High King Thingol is one of the most complex characters in the Silmarillion. This is because much of that complexity is based around circumstance and legacy. How much of it was intentional and how much of it was accidental?
As the Dune series progresses many protagonists become or fear becoming oppressive forces, and Campbell’s monomythic cycle explains how such a transformation happens.
An analysis of how the events in Mary Shelley's life influenced her novel Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus.
A look at the riddles used in The Hobbit. These are taken from chapter 5, Riddles in the dark. we look at all the Riddles and the answers that both Bilbo and Gollum give.
The Babylon 5 Psi Corps was instrumental in the television show. What are the horrifying implications of the organization's objectives and actions?
I've compiled a list of the best books similar to the famous Harry Potter series. Find good fantasy novels or series to read, and share your own favorites.
How much of our current technology originated from works of science fiction? You may be surprised at the connections.